Charles R. Reyher Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot

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Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot

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This memoir is of the author’s wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander. He was engaged in the Air Offensive—Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional view of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of service with Trans World Airlines.

After graduation as a pilot cadet, he became a bomb approach pilot at a bombardier training base for one year. Then, rated as a B-17 Flying Fortress 1st Pilot, he spent six months duty as a B-17 instructor pilot at an airbase training new B-17 crews as replacements for the 8th Air Force in England. Many months of training to be a B-29 Aircraft Commander followed.

He arrived at newly constructed Northwest Field, Guam, in early June 1945. 125 factory-new B-29B Superfortresses made up the new 315th Very Heavy Bomb Wing. He and his crew flew 13 missions before the end of the war, all against oil targets.

In addition to covering his wartime service, the author concludes the book with several chapters detailing various aspects of the air war against Japan and how he believes attacking Japan’s oil refineries and supplies could have ended the war even without the use of the atomic bombs.

Contents

Why the B-29 Was Built

Deming, New Mexico

The China B-29s

Hobbs, New Mexico

Sioux City, Iowa

Formation Flying

Harvard, Nebraska

My First Look at a B-29

Meeting My Crew

The Solo Flight With My Crew

The 315th Bomb Wing Readies for Guam

The “Chicago Queen” Leaves for Guam

Northwest Field, Guam

Air Combat Begins

The Special Mission of the 315th Bomb Wing

Status of the Air War in June 1945

Mission Planning and Getting Ready

Maximum Gross Weight Take-offs

A Typical Bomb Run

My First Mission, Kudamatsu, A Near Disaster

The 509th Composite Group and the Atomic Bomb

The Blockade of Japan

The Fire Bombing of Japanese Cities

The 7th Fighter Command

Air and Sea Rescue in the Pacific Combat Theaters

More About Iwo Jima and Okinawa

The Planned Invasion of Japan

The Kamikaze

Japan’s Preparation for an American Landing on Kyushu

More Combat Missions

The Last Mission of World War II

August 15, 1945

MacArthur is Appalled

Flight to the Philippines for Prisoner of War Supplies

My Prisoner of War Drop

A Legal Buzz Job of Japan

My Flight to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., and Discharge

Post War

Addendum

Testimony

B-29 Ditchings at Iwo Jima

27 photos

10 documents

1 map

Review by Mike Keenan, CDR, USN (Ret):

I recently purchased subject book (written by my uncle). I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I learned a lot more about my uncle's war experience, his flying career, and the war effort in the Pacific. Thank you so much for publishing my uncle's memoirs!

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir SeriesThis memoir is of the author's wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander. He was engaged in the Air Offensive-Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional view of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of service with Trans World Airlines.After graduation as a pilot cadet, he became a bomb approach pilot at a bombardier training base for one year. Then, rated as a B-17 Flying Fortress 1st Pilot, he spent six months duty as a B-17 instructor pilot at an airbase training new B-17 crews as replacements for the 8th Air Force in England. Many months of training to be a B-29 Aircraft Commander followed.He arrived at newly constructed Northwest Field, Guam, in early June 1945. 125 factory-new B-29B Superfortresses made up the new 315th Very Heavy Bomb Wing. He and his crew flew 13 missions before the end of the war, all against oil targets.In addition to covering his wartime service, the author concludes the book with several chapters detailing various aspects of the air war against Japan and how he believes attacking Japan's oil refineries and supplies could have ended the war even without the use of the atomic bombs.ContentsWhy the B-29 Was BuiltDeming, New MexicoThe China B-29sHobbs, New MexicoSioux City, IowaFormation FlyingHarvard, NebraskaMy First Look at a B-29Meeting My CrewThe Solo Flight With My CrewThe 315th Bomb Wing Readies for GuamThe "Chicago Queen" Leaves for GuamNorthwest Field, GuamAir Combat BeginsThe Special Mission of the 315th Bomb WingStatus of the Air War in June 1945Mission Planning and Getting ReadyMaximum Gross Weight Take-offsA Typical Bomb RunMy First Mission, Kudamatsu, A Near DisasterThe 509th Composite Group and the Atomic BombThe Blockade of JapanThe Fire Bombing of Japanese CitiesThe 7th Fighter CommandAir and Sea Rescue in the Pacific Combat TheatersMore About Iwo Jima and OkinawaThe Planned Invasion of JapanThe KamikazeJapan's Preparation for an American Landing on KyushuMore Combat MissionsThe Last Mission of World War IIAugust 15, 1945MacArthur is AppalledFlight to the Philippines for Prisoner of War SuppliesMy Prisoner of War DropA Legal Buzz Job of JapanMy Flight to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., and DischargePost WarAddendumTestimonyB-29 Ditchings at Iwo Jima27 photos10 documents1 mapReview by Mike Keenan, CDR, USN (Ret): I recently purchased subject book (written by my uncle). I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I learned a lot more about my uncle's war experience, his flying career, and the war effort in the Pacific. Thank you so much for publishing my uncle's memoirs!. Seller Inventory # APC9781470015466

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir SeriesThis memoir is of the author's wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander. He was engaged in the Air Offensive-Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional view of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of service with Trans World Airlines.After graduation as a pilot cadet, he became a bomb approach pilot at a bombardier training base for one year. Then, rated as a B-17 Flying Fortress 1st Pilot, he spent six months duty as a B-17 instructor pilot at an airbase training new B-17 crews as replacements for the 8th Air Force in England. Many months of training to be a B-29 Aircraft Commander followed.He arrived at newly constructed Northwest Field, Guam, in early June 1945. 125 factory-new B-29B Superfortresses made up the new 315th Very Heavy Bomb Wing. He and his crew flew 13 missions before the end of the war, all against oil targets.In addition to covering his wartime service, the author concludes the book with several chapters detailing various aspects of the air war against Japan and how he believes attacking Japan's oil refineries and supplies could have ended the war even without the use of the atomic bombs.ContentsWhy the B-29 Was BuiltDeming, New MexicoThe China B-29sHobbs, New MexicoSioux City, IowaFormation FlyingHarvard, NebraskaMy First Look at a B-29Meeting My CrewThe Solo Flight With My CrewThe 315th Bomb Wing Readies for GuamThe "Chicago Queen" Leaves for GuamNorthwest Field, GuamAir Combat BeginsThe Special Mission of the 315th Bomb WingStatus of the Air War in June 1945Mission Planning and Getting ReadyMaximum Gross Weight Take-offsA Typical Bomb RunMy First Mission, Kudamatsu, A Near DisasterThe 509th Composite Group and the Atomic BombThe Blockade of JapanThe Fire Bombing of Japanese CitiesThe 7th Fighter CommandAir and Sea Rescue in the Pacific Combat TheatersMore About Iwo Jima and OkinawaThe Planned Invasion of JapanThe KamikazeJapan's Preparation for an American Landing on KyushuMore Combat MissionsThe Last Mission of World War IIAugust 15, 1945MacArthur is AppalledFlight to the Philippines for Prisoner of War SuppliesMy Prisoner of War DropA Legal Buzz Job of JapanMy Flight to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., and DischargePost WarAddendumTestimonyB-29 Ditchings at Iwo Jima27 photos10 documents1 mapReview by Mike Keenan, CDR, USN (Ret): I recently purchased subject book (written by my uncle). I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I learned a lot more about my uncle's war experience, his flying career, and the war effort in the Pacific. Thank you so much for publishing my uncle's memoirs!. Seller Inventory # APC9781470015466

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